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Evening Book Discussion: Tolstoy and the Purple Chair by Nina Sankovitch

May 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

No registration required. Books are available at the Circulation Desk about a month before the discussions.

When Sankovitch lost her older sister to cancer, she was determined to “live her life double” in order to make up for her family’s painful loss. But after three years spent at a frenetic pace, Sankovitch decided to slow down and rediscover the pleasure of books in order to reconnect with the memory of her sister. Despite the day-to-day responsibilities of raising four sons—and the holidays, vacations, and sudden illnesses that accompany a large family—Sankovitch vowed to read one book a day for an entire year and blog about it.

In this entertaining bibliophile’s dream, Sankovitch found that her “year of magical reading” was “not a way to rid myself of sorrow but a way to absorb it.” As well as being an homage to her sister and their family of readers, Sankovitch’s memoir speaks to the power that books can have over our daily lives.

Adapted from Publishers Weekly review.

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Date:
May 12
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Venue

Cady R. Morse Conference Room
2nd Floor, Bethel Public Library

All programs sponsored by the Bethel Public Library are open to the public, and meet accessibility requirements for the disabled. Those needing special arrangements should contact the library at least 2 weeks prior to the program to make arrangements.

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